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Mahmudul suffered the blow on the fourth day of the ongoing Test match while practicing fielding during the second innings of the hosts.

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“His injury is in between third and fourth finger, it needed three stitches,” Bangladesh physio Bayzidul Islam said in a video message from New Zealand. “Mahmudul will now be under observation for seven to 10 days. He’s already given the required medication.”

Mahmudul scored a superb 78 runs in 228 balls with the help of seven 4’s in the first innings of the ongoing Test in Mount Maunganui -- his maiden Test fifty in the second match.

The 21-year-old batter got his Test cap in the second Test against Pakistan at home where he failed to impress -- a duck and six in two innings. He, however, did not take much time to prove his mettle.

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